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Poets in conversation: Mimi Khalvati and Jackie Wills
7.45/8pm Tuesday 7 April
Poets in conversation: Mimi Khalvati and Jackie Wills
Mimi Khalvati has published eight collections with Carcanet Press, including Child: New and Selected Poems, a Poetry Book Society Special Commemoration, and The Meanest Flower, which was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize.

Jackie Wills has published five collections of poetry, of which Powder Tower (Arc, 1995), was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize. She was one of Myslexia's Top 10 New Women Writers in 2004. Her most recent collection is Woman's Head as Jug (Arc, 2013).

Mimi Khalvati in conversation with Jackie Wills is part of Pighog's Poets In Conversation series
8pm Thursday 7 May
Nick Sayers Solargraphs: The Sun Over the City
Brighton Fringe events at Redroaster (venue 173)

These photos reveal a dreamlike, four-dimensional view of the city and the Sun's tracks across the sky as it passes from winter to summer.

They were shot using handmade beer-can pinhole cameras, often secretly attached to buildings and street furniture.

The Exhibition runs from Friday 1st May - Sunday 28th June

The Private View is FREE on Thursday 7th May, 7.45-10pm.

The Workshop: Make a pinhole solargraph camera will be held on
Friday 22 May and Saturday 20 June,
at a cost of £8 (including all materials). Child friendly (10 years up)

Artist Talk is FREE on Wednesday 3 June, 7.45-10pm

Drinks and snacks available at all evening events.
To book a talk or workshop, please visit nicksayers.eventbrite.com.
To contact Nick Sayers: mail@nicksayers.com or phone 07812 036415
14 September 2014 -
Trees on the Downs

Local photographer Finn Hopson took these pictures within a few miles of Redroaster, in the fields and woodlands of Britain’s newest national park: the Downs.

Finn says: "The eastern end of the South Downs isn’t known for its trees and woodland, but they are an essential part of the character of this landscape, outlining the shapes of fields and villages, providing a sense of scale to open downland, silhouetting against morning mists and throwing shadows across the land as the sun rises and sets.

"Like so much of the Downs, the trees here have been cultivated, managed and coppiced over the years, but despite this endless human interaction, they provide some disorder amid the carefully regimented and groomed fields. It's impossible to find true wilderness in such a crowded part of the country, but the woods and hawthorn-studded pathways of the Downs provide endless opportunities to get happily lost for a few hours in this gentle, rolling countryside."

Illumination by Woodstar
29 September 2013 -
Illumination by Woodstar

Brighton wood sculptor Dave Gourlay of Woodstar, has created a series of architectural lights displaying the translucence of different wood veneers, which form a permanent exhibition at the cafe. 

The pendant Trinity shades are adjustable.  When shut down they give sculptural mood lighting, when opened up they allow a practical quantity of direct light to suffuse the room.  Woodstar offer a range of pendant and wall mounted lampshades.  Alternatively you can specify a unique light, or combination of lights which reflect the proportions, palette and feel of your particular scheme.

Woodstar is a Brighton based company, specialising in shaping wood into curves, circles
and spheres.  They take their inspiration from classical geometry and natural forms.

If you would like to view further examples of their work (all displayed at Redroaster
are for sale) please go to the Woodstar website .

Opening Times:
7.00 am to 7.00pm Monday to Saturday
8.00am to 6.30pm on Sunday
Always a fantastic cup of coffee